Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has given his verdict on the performance of Dominik Szoboszlai for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool against Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
Dominik Szoboszlai started the match for Liverpool. The Hungary international midfielder has established himself as a key player for the Reds this season, and I was not surprised at all to see him start in midfield.
Szoboszlai started on the right of a midfield-three in a 4-3-3 formation. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp decided to take him off in the 61st minute.
During his time on the pitch at Anfield on Sunday, the 23-year-old took one shot which was off target, had a pass accuracy of 76.3%, took 53 touches, attempted one dribble, and made two tackles, one interception, and put in five crosses.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was on co-commentary duty for the match on Sky Sports Premier League, and he was not impressed by the display produced by Szoboszlai.
When asked by Gary Neville if he was surprised to see Szoboszlai go off, Carragher said in the 61st minute: “No. I mean, he has been poor.
“One thing I would say is that he has got great running power that could cause them problems, but that is not going to happen now.”
While Szoboszlai did not have the best of matches for Liverpool on Sunday, I have no doubt that he is a huge player for the Reds.
The 23-year-old has been superb for Liverpool since his move from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2023.
The young midfielder has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water. The Hungary international is very powerful with his shots, can run a lot, and is very dynamic in his approach to the game.
True, Szoboszlai struggled to hold his own against United and failed to impose himself on the match, but just because he was poor against the Red Devils does not mean that he is a bad player. Far from it.